NBA finals: LeBron James motivated by Cleveland drought

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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James has scored 183 points in the first five matches of the NBA finals

LeBron James says Cleveland's trophy drought is a "huge motivation" as his Cavaliers side prepare for Tuesday's must-win game six against Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals.

Golden State's 104-91 victory on Sunday put them 3-2 up in the best-of-seven series, one win from the title.

Cleveland have never won the finals and James said he would be "commanding a lot from myself" to change that.

"I feel confident because I'm the best player in the world," said James.

Golden State have themselves not won the NBA title since 1975 and continued their recovery from 2-1 down in the series with victory in Oakland, where Stephen Curry was the star performer.

"I hope on Tuesday we can hold that trophy," said Curry, the NBA's Most Valuable Player this season. "We're not getting ahead of ourselves, but we know the sense of urgency of the moment. We're confident."

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